Friday, April 10, 2015

Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA

Beer Name: Fresh Squeezed IPA
Brewery: Deschutes Brewery (Bend, OR)
ABV: 6.4%
How sold: Six-packs of 12 oz. bottles
Where bought: Winco Foods (Vancouver, WA)
Price: $9.49 for 6-pack
IBU: 60
Date Opened: March 21, 2015
"Best By" Date: May 30, 2015
When brewed? Available year-round on draft at the brewery or in bottles.

What's on the Bottle: "This mouthwateringly delicious IPA gets its flavor from a heavy helping of Citra and Mosaic hops. Don't worry, no fruit was harmed in the making of this beer."

More website info: This beer has Pale, Crystal, and Munich malts.

Awards: The America's Gold, IPA (2014 World Beer Awards); Bronze Medal for American Style IPA (2014 Australian International Beer Awards)

Where distributed: Deschutes Brewing ships to most U.S. states from Hawaii to the Central United States. Deschutes also ships to two Canadian provinces (B.C. and Alberta). Find their beer!

Appearance (5%): Poured a mostly clear dark orange-copper into a pint glass. Some carbonation. Tiny remnants of head and bubbles on the top. No lacing left on the glass. 4/5

Smell (25%): Initially hit with citrus and passion fruit hops, More hoppy later on. Very pleasing. 4.5/5

Taste (40%): Mostly controlled malty-bitter-hoppy experience. Good IPA flavor that finishes smoothly. No alcohol detected. 4/5

Mouthfeel (10%): Wonderful medium-body experience, slight coating of the tongue. Some bitterness lingers. Not much carbonation sensed. Solid. 4.25/5

Overall (20%): Great IPA. This was one that I had been wanting to try for about 2-3 weeks, but (smartly) decided to clear the fridge of other beers before moving to this one. Totally worth getting a 6-pack of and drinking maybe one per day. The malty-bitter nature may at times prevent me from having another, but I can get behind this on most days. This can be an excellent pairing with seafood or refreshing-acidic dishes. 4.25/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.2/5

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